Five Ways for Families to Learn About Passover Together

Just as the seder night is like no other night, this year has been like no other year. We have had a lot of time to think, reflect, and feel grateful for our families, and while we have spent more time inside, the silver lining is that this gives us extra time to prepare for Passover.

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is an eight-day spring holiday that celebrates the Israelites’ (Jewish people) exodus from Egypt. During the Passover seder we recount the miracle of freedom, and this year you can use the new PJ Library Passover Story in 10 Scenes video companion as an easy way for young children to understand the holiday. It also a wonderful companion to the PJ Library Haggadah.

Here are even more ways families can learn about Passover together:

  1. Read: PJ Library and PJ Our Way has a large collection of Passover books for preschoolers and elementary-aged children.
  2. Create: You can make simple Passover crafts from materials found at home like seder plates or 10 plagues finger puppets. If you like to combine your creative flair with food, you will have fun making this matzah house that is both pretty and delicious.
  3. Sing: Shaboom! has a wonderful selection of Passover songs. Some of our favorites are Bang Your Hammers, Frogs Here, Frogs There, and Chad Gadya.
  4. Watch: There are many online videos that teach children about Passover. We love these renditions of the Four Questions from Shaboom!, and this story explaining why we don’t eat leavened products (chametz).
  5. Cook: Many Passover-friendly recipes are not dominated by matzah. Here are some flavorful meals you can make together with children of all ages.


March 24, 2020